Dr. Florence D. Guillaume is a Haitian politician and the former Minster of Public Health and Population for Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP). In this position, Dr. Guillaume focused on coordination of national and international public health efforts throughout the nation, rebuilding public health infrastructure and controlling outbreaks, such as that of cholera following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Dr. Guillaume served as acting Prime Minister of Haiti in late 2014 and early 2015.
Before serving as Minister of Health, Dr. Guillaume was the Deputy Chief of Party – Technical Director from 1995-2011 for the MSH project Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haiti Project – Pwojè Djam (“robust project” in Creole), which aimed to increase the availability of health services, reduce internal conflict, nurture livelihoods that contribute to Haiti’s economic development, and build capacity as the foundation for progress. Additionally, she has also served as a Health Adviser to the President of Haiti. In 2013, Dr. Guillaume was named a 2013 Harvard Health Leader, a prestigious distinction awarded by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for her creativity in carrying out her duties as the Minster of Public Health and Population.